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Avis Rolls Out Vehicle Selection Service to 25 Locations

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Avis Rolls Out Vehicle Selection Service to 25 Locations08:00 EDT Tuesday, September 25, 2012PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avis Car Rental today announced that Avis Preferred® Select & Go, the Company's vehicle selection service, is now available at 25 airport locations in the United States. "We are committed to enhancing the customer experience as a means to accelerate growth," said Gina Bruzzichesi, senior vice president, customer experience, Avis Budget Group. "We're pleased to deliver on this strategic initiative by introducing Select & Go service at the nation's top airport locations. Avis Preferred members will enjoy the freedom to select the vehicle that's perfect for them." With Select & Go, Avis Preferred members can (1) keep and drive away in their pre-assigned rental vehicle; (2) exchange their car, at no additional charge, by selecting another one from the designated area; or (3) upgrade their vehicle for an additional charge by choosing a specialty car or SUV from the designated area. Then, customers simply drive their selected vehicle to the exit gate, present a valid driver's license to the Avis representative and the rental check-out process is completed. Avis Preferred Select & Go is now available at airport locations in Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Chicago (O'Hare), Dallas (DFW), Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Houston (Bush Intercontinental and Hobby), Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Oakland, Orlando, Phoenix, Seattle, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Jose and St. Louis. Avis Preferred Select & Go will be available at roughly 50 airport locations in the United States and Canada by the end of 2012. For more information on Avis Preferred Select & Go or to enroll in Avis Preferred, visit www.avis.com/select&go.About Avis Avis Car Rental operates one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com. The Avis Car Rental logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11593Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "projects," "estimates," "plans," "may increase," "may fluctuate," "will," "should," "would," "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts.  All information in this release related to strategic initiatives are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release. Important assumptions and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are specified in Avis Budget Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, and in future filings with the SEC, including under headings such as "Forward-Looking Statements," "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations."  The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements, to report events or to report the occurrence of unanticipated events unless required by law.CONTACT: Alice Pereira 973.496.6113 alice.pereira@avisbudget.com